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spending programs hurt the economy. they have a new bock by the george w. bush institute the four percent solution. i smoke to former governor jeb bush earlier. >> it is great to be with you. >> i see the governors running on campaign of reform and cuttin budget under control. they get in office and then they beat the day lights out of them because they kept ape campaign promise. scott walker in wisconsin, and rick scott in florida, and so what are we to make of the fact that people don't want them to fulfill the promises? >> i think they do. you earn people's respect over the long hall if people want to be popular than do what is right. i admire what rick scott is doing in florida and scott walker went in a fire storm and came out stronger because of it people want genuine and they want people to understand the concerns and also want leaders and they want people to lay out an agenda and execute on that agenda passion and conviction . >> people don't understand in the state level the budget doesn't have to balance. it is not like the feds who are borrowing money and putting it off. what a
. the george w. bush institute has come out with a book called "the 4% solution", what does that mean, the 4% solution? >> means if we could grow our economy in real terms at 4% per year, over a sustained period of time, that we could begin to solve these, what appear to be intractable problems. if we don't grow at that rate. then i think there are going to be a lot of the shattered dreams in in country. we have to grow far faster than what obama economics is bringing us and we can do that with a set of policies and this book is about this, really brilliant people are writing chapters on a variety of different policy areas that combined could create the chance that we could achieve an aspirational goal of 4% per year over a decade of time. >> mike: and we've never really sustained that level of growth. so we're talking about we'll have to do something differently to get that kind of result, but what are the the things we've got to do to make that work? >> we'd have to have fiscal reform. entitlement reform, government can't the be consuming 25% of gdp and expect any kind of high growth solut
there are only two entities in washington that lower approval raidings than george w. bush congress and the media so what are you going to do about it. and they continued to make things worse for themselves and for journalism with things like this. this is not the first time. this happened when congress woman gabrielle giffords was shot. everybody goes to the tea party website to see if there is a connection. i don't know any tea party member whose first and foremost passion is about the second amendment. the fact that they were looking for some connection immediately really is oh h offensive. >> mike: it would be like taking brian ross' name and saying we know there was a brian ross arrested for child molesting in upstate new york. >> oops, sore. >> karch: the wron sorry, wronn ross. >> is it more important to be right than it is to be first? >> i was the press secretary when the virginia tech shooting happened. when a crisis breaks, first reports are almost always wrong. hold back. wait a minute and let's see what the facts are. be rapid response even from a campaign side on the other side of t
services secretary under george w. bush, and former governor tommy thompson now running for the cites senate in his home state and full disclosure, i have endorsed his campaign for a lot of reasons i just shared with you. >> thank you very much, governor. >> mike: i want to begin right at the heart of this issue, you helped create the welfare reform movement by in an area in wisconsin, trying out the things that ended up working. other gorps said we'd like to do that, too. now we're seeing an attempt by the obama administration to make changes. i want you to first speak, what's the heart of what makes welfare reform work? >> the fact that people have to get up in the morning, go to work, and be able to get themselves out of poverty. i always told people you can't get out of poverty by not working and the welfares mothers responded in the state of wisconsin and across the country. always the responsibility for them, they had to have some skin in the game. and we would continue to provide for help for them and assistance, but they had to get up, look for a job and go out and get a job a
, there are only two entities in washington that have a lower approval rating than george w. bush, congress and the media, so what are you going to do about it. >> mike: good answer. >> an and they continue to make things worse for themselves and for journalism with things like this. and this is not the first time, this happened when congresswoman gabby giffords was shot and before and immediately everybody goes to the tea party website to see if there's a connection which i don't know any tea party person who's first and foremost passion is the second amendment. it is about the constitution and about debt and the deficit in government spending and that's what it's about. the, but the fact that they were looking for some connection immediately really is offensive. >> mike: well, and it would be like taking brian ross' name and saying there's a brian ross arrested for child molesting in upstate new york. we don't know if it's the same one. >> sorry, different brian ross. >> mike: yeah, later on saying. >> right. >> mike: and i know it behooves media people to be able to get to the story quic
them up. many people letter george h.w. bush, read my lips, no new taxes. >> mike: what happened to him. >> he lost. and i don't think that any americans thinks it's an easy sell for the president and he doesn't and that's why he's out there tap dancing like he belongs on broadway because he has to put a good spin on the numbers, he cannot go out there and say, oh, darn, we didn't hit it, we haven't made it, no, we're not getting there, never mind. he has to sell the optimistic side of it. is it a hard job, yeah, it's a hard cell. he's doing the best under difficult circumstances. >> mike: and i appreciate you both being here, and a pleasure to have you on the hot seat. your comments on the impact of the obama tax and later, we're going to have some fun. hank williams, jr. is here for the ride. stay with us, we'll be right back. [applaus [applause]. [ male announcer ] imagine facing the day with less chronic osteoarthritis pain. imagine living your life with less chronic low back pain. imagine you, with less pain. cymbalta can help. cymbalta is fda-approved to manage chronic musculoskel
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